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Severe obesity and bariatric surgery: what is the impact on the intestinal microbiota?

For the first time, French researchers have characterized the intestinal microbiota and the metabolic signatures of severely obese patients, as well as the changes observed following two types of bariatric surgery. These patients could benefit from more targeted actions to correct the severity of th...

Inherited excess weight: intestinal microbiota and mode of delivery act in concert

A mother can transmit her excess weight to her child. Canadian researchers describe how the mode of delivery and certain modifications of the child’s intestinal microbiota could act together in this weight transfer.   Children born to a mother who is herself overweight or obese (OWOB) bef...

Obesity and insulin sensitivity: not everyone is equal!

Researchers have recently shown that insulin sensitivity could be different in obese men and women, due to the composition of their intestinal microbiota.   We know that intestinal dysbiosis can lead to metabolic disorders, including a decrease in insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic obese...
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Nutritional modulation

The composition of intestinal microbiota depends on what food is ingested and has consequences on overall metabolism. Intestinal microbiota starts developing at birth, and its composition is influenced by what we eat. Food intake can therefore play a role – good or bad – in the modulation of inte...

Metabolic syndrome

The presence of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, like elevated glycemia and cholesterol, hypertension, … is influenced by the composition of the intestinal microbiota.

Child malnutrition

Child malnutrition is not only due to a deficit or excess in dietary intake. The intestinal microbiota may also be involved.
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